EDGE Pilates Instructors
Heather Hamilton Fors
Heather Hamilton Fors, founder of Hamilton Health and Fitness LLC DBA Edge Pilates Studio, has been a long standing Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Instructor, American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) Instructor, Stott Pilates Reformer plus specialty course continuing education trained, Balanced Body University continuing education trained, TRX Suspension Training Certified; and Bastyr University cadaver course continuing education trained.
Body Arts and Science International Comprehensive Teacher Training encompasses complete: Reformer, Cadillac/Trapeze, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, Ped-O-Pull, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc Barrel, and Complete Pilates Mat repertoire.
American Fitness Professionals and Associates Certification training includes: Post-Rehabilitative Therapy, Personal Training, Advanced Personal Training, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant; and, Pilates Fitness Instructor.
Continuing Education training both within the Stott Education system, as well as Balanced Body University, includes taking a comprehensive Stott Reformer course, Stott special populations continuing education courses through Body Center Studios, and Balanced Body University specialty courses taken throughout the US..
Bastyr University's speciality program available for Physical Therapists as well as Pilates Instructors has further enhanced the depth of Heather's knowledge to utilize and pair Anatomy and Cadaver experience to muscle specifics and appropriateness of repertoire available in the modern utilization of Pilates.
CC Walters is a veteran Pilates instructor with over 20 years and thousands of hours of private Pilates training. She started her career and fitness at the age of 17 as a group fitness instructor. She taught every type of group fitness available and was certified through ID EA group fitness instruction. In 1991 she became a ACE certified personal trainer. She started her own concierge’s personal training business in 1993, and in 1999 at a fitness convention discovered Pilates. She begin her training in Stott Pilates In 1999 and completed as a fully trained instructor in 2002. Many of her concierge clients Purchased Juarez equipment and her career in Pilates began. In 2009 she joined Heather at Edge Pilates, and has been there ever since . Her passion for the classic movements of Joseph Pilates has her focus keenly on precision, Flow, and deep connection not only on the body but also in the moment. CC brings her full attention, some humor, and her deep knowledge of movement to each client.
ACE personal trainer certification
I DEA group fitness instructor certification
Stott Pilates certification
Accomplishment Coaching Life Coach
BS Science Biology
CC is a Wife and the mother of three!
Perry Bevington is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor. Prior to her certification, Perry pursued a career in ballet from age 4-22. She received her early and pre-professional ballet training in AZ where she was born and, at age 16, continued her professional training in WA at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Perry also danced and trained with both Cincinnati Ballet and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Due to an injury, Perry moved back to WA and found a new passion in teaching and coaching young and up and coming artists. She taught for 5 years in Renton, WA with Evergreen City Ballet and worked with dancers ranging from ages 3-adult. She has also taught ballet to dancers at Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Kent, WA. Perry valued the benefits Pilates gave her in her ballet career and the aid it offered in her rehabilitation. Her desire to educate on the importance of strength building, body awareness and injury prevention led her to begin taking pilates courses to attain and receive her certification. She joined Edge Pilates in 2022 and has enjoyed the opportunity to work one on one with the clients, personalizing the training for each individual to help them achieve their long term goals. In her free time Perry loves to be outdoors walking, hiking or biking and spending time with family and friends.
Darcy Dolnick began taking Pilates classes in 2008 at her local gym in California. She found Pilates was the perfect opportunity to focus on her mind-body connection, strengthen her core, and move her body. After years of practice and a move to Washington in 2020, Darcy completed Stott Pilates training in April 2022 and is certified in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Barrels, Chair, and Injuries and Special Populations. Darcy believes anyone can benefit from Pilates. She designs workouts to meet the specific needs of her clients and loves to help people meet their fitness goals, whatever they may be. Prior to Pilates, Darcy received her BS in Psychology from Heidelberg University in Ohio and her MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State. She’s been a Reserve Police Officer, Loss Prevention manager, PTA President and MOMS Club International State Coordinator. She and her husband Brett have two children and a zoo full of animals. In her free time, Darcy enjoys reading and taking naps.
Ashley Pittman, PT, DPT
Ashley joins our team at Edge Pilates as a physical therapist utilizing Pilates method principles in her treatment plan. After taking a continuing education course on Pilates mat work early in her career, Ashley found the principles effective in treating a wide range of her patients. Towards the end of last year, she decided to further her knowledge base in all things Pilates and is currently finishing up a teacher training course to become a Therapilates practitioner.
Ashley completed her graduate studies in 2009 with a doctorate in physical therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. She completed her undergraduate training with a bachelor of sciences in kinesiology at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA (yes, home of the Tigers!). Since that time, she has worked in a variety of settings and locations until opening up her own practice in 2015. Ashley has spent the last 5 years of her career specializing in the treatment of adolescents, adults and seniors diagnosed with scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal deformities and is uniquely qualified as she utilizes the treatment methods to manage her own scoliosis. Ashley’s main goal for patients is to be able to have the quality of life they want at any age and stage and feels a little guidance along the way can keep most people successful in achieving that goal. Ashley and her husband of 10 years started a family and their love of travel and all things outdoors brought them to the PNW.
Her certifications include the following:
-Schroth method for the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal deformities in both adults and children
-Sportsmetrics from Cincinnati Sports Medicine for ACL prevention and return to sport programs
-Dry Needling (currently WA is 1 of 7 states that has laws restricting PTs from performing dry needling)
-SEAS (Scientific Exercises Approach to Scoliosis)- children and adolescents
Please see our “Physical Therapy” tab for more information and decide if a PT visit is right for you.